Mammootty turns film maker

Mammootty’s first venture as a producer will be a follow-up to the award-winning Mathilukal.

Speaking to a leading daily during his last schedule of his debut Kannada film Shikari, Mammootty revealed his interests to produce a film.

“Kannada isn’t very different from Malayalam and if you listen carefully, you can easily understand it,” says Mammootty. But more than the language, it is the songs that excite Mammootty about his stint in Sandalwood. “I’ve realized that Kannada films have beautiful songs. Like Malayalam, Kannada songs are heavily influenced by Carnatic music. That’s what makes them special,” he says.

Now that Shikari shooting is over and it is going into post production, Mammootty is ready to move back into home territory. His Best Actor is already a big hit with a great opening. His August 15th is scheduled for a January release.

The next couple of months are going to be action packed for the megastar. Apart from films, he is also set to be part of a reality show and is planning his first home production. “Since we launched the production house, we were concentrating on distributing other films. But now the time is right to launch our own production, Mathilukalkapuram,” says the mega star.

Is it a sequel to the 1989 film by Adoor Gopalakrishnan directed Mathilukal, which won Mammootty a National Award for Best Actor? “It is an extension to Mathilukal. It takes off where Mathilukal ends,” says Mammootty. Currently, the search is on for the heroine